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Taiji Mayor: We Will Not Quit

Taiji Mayor: We Will Not Quit

May 21, 2015 by Laura Bridgeman

Taiji Mayor wants to keep killing and capturing dolphins in defiance of Japan Association of Zoos & Aquariums decision.

JAZA Votes to End Buying Taiji Dolphins

JAZA Votes to End Buying Taiji Dolphins

May 20, 2015 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

A huge victory for Save Japan Dolphins:  JAZA votes to stop buying live dolphins from Taiji!

JAZA WAZA Showdown Over Taiji Dolphins

JAZA WAZA Showdown Over Taiji Dolphins

May 18, 2015 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

This week, will JAZA leave WAZA, or will JAZA stop subsidizing the Taiji dolphin slaughter?

Korean & EII Advocates Fight Beluga Export

Korean & EII Advocates Fight Beluga Export

May 4, 2015 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

Recently, Korean activists backed by Earth Island Institute Philippines held a press conference opposing the trafficking in beluga whales.

MEDIA ALERT WAZA Suspends JAZA Due to Dolphin Hunt

MEDIA ALERT WAZA Suspends JAZA Due to Dolphin Hunt

April 29, 2015 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

For our Save Japan Dolphins Campaign, we've issued a media release to the Japanese media about WAZA suspending the membership of JAZA because of their use of the bloody Taiji dolphin hunts to catch dolphins for captivity.

WAZA Finally Kicks JAZA Out

WAZA Finally Kicks JAZA Out

April 22, 2015 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

Responding to pressure from Earth Island and other groups, the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) has finally kicked out the Japan Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) for violations of WAZA's animal cruelty code.

John Hargrove on SeaWorld

John Hargrove on SeaWorld

April 8, 2015 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

John Hargrove, star of Blackfish and author of Beneath the Surface, visited us at Earth Island, and here is what he had to say about SeaWorld in this exclusive interview.

Importing Wild Beluga Whales for Captivity

Importing Wild Beluga Whales for Captivity

March 17, 2015 by Mark Palmer, Save Japan Dolphins

In the ongoing case of the import of 18 wild-caught beluga whales from Russia, here is our press release.

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